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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    Quote Originally Posted by dentkimterry View Post
    I use Carol at Flutots camera repair in Whittier California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Opheim View Post
    I had a shutter rebuilt by Carol at Flutots Camera Repair as well. First class work!
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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    Shutters have a specific lube schedules. Some run dry, others get certain grease in special places such as rubs. Gear pintels get a very light oil.

    Graphite is the wrong stuff to use.

    Try to google COPAL REAPIR MANUAL. I once had it but cant find it on my computer anymore. Then you will see exactly what gets n doesnt get.

    Most shutters dont need special tools to open them.

    you may find this interesting....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-_eIu-eUVU

    If you arent up for DIY... absolutely send it out. Cleaning it is the part that gets her back on her feet more than just a lube job. The old crud slows them down.

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    Good advise, but regarding terms... never heard the word “pintel” used in a watch, clock, or camera shutter context. Only for window shutters and gate hinges. The term “pinion” is much more commonly used. Even that term is a bit ambiguous as it refers to both a smaller gear in a gear set or the rotating bearing of the rod holding any gear.

    https://www.historictimekeepers.com/...k%20pinion.htm

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    i may be spelling it wrong but the tiny pin at the ends of a gear shaft the fit in their seats are the pintels. thats a word i picked up when learning clock works restoration n repair.

    a pinion is a type of gear.

    heres a link to a club i belong to for horology, another of my many interests.....

    https://mb.nawcc.org

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    I’m sorry PR, I had a brain fart too. Not pinion as the most common term for that part but PIVOT and PIVOT HOLE.

    I got my own head wrapped around an axle because I just ordered more pinion wire to replace a couple of broken pivots. Go figure... mixed use of terms since common product used for both broken lantern pinion and broken pivot repairs.

    But it doesn’t matter what term you use. It’s only important for anyone with additional interest who may google the terms in the hope of finding useful info.

    I’m quite familiar with NAWCC too.

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    oh yeah clocks are my other adiction. i hooked up with a great bunch that taught me so much. i got hooked on wood clock movements, building several and restoring quite a few.

    right, pivot n bushings proper. but google is way to general to apply to a speciakty trade. the old fellas i hang with call them pintels. really doesnt matter what they re called as long as everyone speaks the same language.

    learning clock and watch repair helped me so much with camera repairs... also improved my tool collection. eyes arent as good anymore for the brain surgery.

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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Ron View Post
    learning clock and watch repair helped me so much with camera repairs...
    I did the same thing.
    Learned watch repair as a preparatory phase of the camera repair trade. Helped a lot.

    - Leigh
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